The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams has issued that the Yoruba tribe will be forced to defend themselves against the killer herdsmen, as he decried the increasing attacks by the nomads in the country.
It will be recalled that some prominent people in the South-West have also been subjected to the invasion of the herdsmen, as Chief Olu Falae recently revealed that his farm lands was destroyed by the herdsman.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari toimmediately curb the activities of the attackers.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi.
He said, “Historically, the Yoruba are known to have the capacity to defend themselves. These killers are testing the waters by burning the farm of Chief Olu Falae and invading the farms of prominent people in the South-West. We will no longer accept the activities of this murderous gang in Yoruba land. Enough is enough.
“The diplomacy of the Yoruba on national issues, especially when it borders on security, should not be misconstrued for cowardice. It is part of our nature to accommodate people from other ethnic nationalities. But now, our people cannot go to their farms again because of the fear of the unknown. The Federal Government must immediately check the activities of these killers to avoid plunging the country into an avoidable war.
“The first fundamental right of a Nigerian is the right to life. It is when you are alive that you can enjoy other rights. Once this right is taken away from you through killings and murder, you cannot enjoy any other right. Nigerians demand right to life. More than 1,000 Nigerians have been killed in the last one year. Is Nigeria at war?”